Directed by David Leitch , a veteran stunt co-ordinator and director who helped make John Wick one of the most memorable action movies of this decade, it looks like it could be the birth of a new cinematic icon. Leitch talked us through the trailer frame by bone-crunching frame.
The Berlin wall is about to come down and spies are running amok. After the death of an agent, Lorraine Broughton Charlize Theron is sent to the city to find out what the hell is going on. What we set out to do is to turn the spy thriller on its head and make something unconventional.
Throughout the movie there are twists and turns as she tries to survive this storm of lies…How far will she go to survive? How much will she bend the truth? Kicking ass As the uncredited co-director of John Wick and with stunt experience on films from to Wolverine and The Mechanic, Leith knows how to put an action sequence together. From just a few seconds in we see Charlize Theron beating down bad guys without breaking sweat. She did a lot with our stunt team at 87Eleven [the same stunt team that got Keanu Reeves ready for the John Wick movies].
We expanded the action sequences tremendously based on what she was able to do. Case in point, a sequence that involves Lorraine getting into a fist-and-gun fight in a speeding car. Then the choreography can take on new dimensions, rather than just being face-to-face, mano-a-mano. That really lets you be creative. His take on that can be seen in the trailer, in an early sequence where Broughton uses a hose to obliterate baddies and escape a building. The action arcs along with the story of the movie.
If his name sounds a bit like a British civil servant, his character transcends it. James really brought that character to life. Throbbing clubs and glowing bars. Leitch asked him to take the mood of 80s music videos but interpret them with modern techniques. Sex sells It will probably not escape your notice that there are several shots of Theron in her pants, as well as pressing Sofia Boutella up against a wall for a big snog. You could argue objectification.
She represents the human side of the spy. The setting and time period gave Leitch plenty of opportunity to riffle through his 80s record collection. There are fifteen tracks from the s and every single one is iconic.
She appears briefly with black hair, slipping into what looks like a hotel room and shooting the crap out of it. Spies have to go undercover. There are a lot of looks in the film. There are a lot of twists in the film and I want to make sure every one of them lands. They take on different personas. Watch the trailer here.